Should acting judges sit as arbitrators? Monday 4 December 17:30 – 19:30

Should acting judges sit as arbitrators? Monday 4 December 17:30 – 19:30


BLP, 4 New Square and the ICC United Kingdom are delighted to invite you to discuss the issue of whether acting judges should sit as arbitrators.

Practice differs around the world as to whether acting judges can and should sit as arbitrators. In Russia, it is strictly prohibited. In Sweden, it is allowed. In England, a judge can sit as an arbitrator if he or she has obtained permission from the President of the Court. We have lined up an expert on each jurisdiction who will argue the case for each practice.

Come along and share your view! This event is free of charge for all ICC United Kingdom members and precedes our Annual Arbitration Conference on Tuesday 5 December held at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Our panel speakers include:

  • Rt Hon Lady Justice Elizabeth Gloster (Vice-President of the Court of Appeal)
  • Patrik Schöldström (Swedish Judge and currently Associate Professor at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law)
  • Professor Oksana M. Kozyr (former Russian Federation Supreme Commercial Court judge)


Roman Khodykin, Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Iain Quirk, Barrister, Essex Court Chambers

Join us to hear their insights from their own experiences, from three different jurisdictions. We will also be conducting live polling throughout the session to get opinions from the audience!

The panel session will be followed by drinks and canapés.

We hope you can join us for what promises to be an evening of interesting discussion and networking.

Event details

Date: Monday, 4 December 2017

Event timings:

Registration - 5.30pm 6.00pm

Panel Discussion - 6.00pm 7.30pm

Drinks and canapés - 7.30pm onwards

Venue: Berwin Leighton Paisner, Adelaide House, London Bridge, EC4R 9HA

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